TN 46 (10-11)
GN 02602.015 Nonpayment of Title II Benefits under the Hiss Act
P.L. 83-76 and P.L. 87-299
The Hiss Act prohibits the payment of title II benefits and other annuities to an individual, based on remuneration received for services performed while employed by the Federal government (includes Armed Forces and District of Columbia employees), if that individual has committed an offense against national security. This prohibition also applies to perjury, false testimony, refusal to testify, and to persons remaining outside the U.S. to avoid prosecution when such acts or omissions involve national security.
If there is evidence on file that the number holder (NH) committed an offense against national security and was a past or present Federal employee, refer the case to OISP prior to taking any action on the case.